Monday, July 26, 2004

Mail-Order Ministers

A childhood chum with two daughters noted that her first married in Santa Fe. The officiator got ordained over the Internet. That's fine almost everywhere in the country. The mere cloak of clergy can legalize a marriage.

It's in Massachusetts where the roots of the civil contract still hold forth in the solemnizer. That even sounds lewd though.

In the commonwealth, the questions remain, who has the right to get a marriage license and who has the authority to perform the ceremony. Only here is the answer to the second one whomever the governor says can. So there.

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